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    I posted pics of the purple Picchio in the vintage thread - Since I might be a clydesdale (62-years old, 6'3", 212 lbs. this AM). I wonder if I might stress the Picchio too much?

    I need to stop whining and get out on the road.

    The weight loss stories here are inspiring. I have always advocated a "don't eat, don't drink, exercise every day" approach to dieting. It has worked for me all my life until now. Maybe if I get out and ride that Picchio, I can get down below 200 again where I belong.

    Thanks for the great thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    I've decided to post a photo... part of my personal growth and taking risks. Then, maybe other Athenas will, too. I still want to wait for my "fat cyclist" jersey though....
    No jersey yet? We're still waiting, solveg.
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    No, my jersey will not come. They ran out of my size, and I am so* bummed.

    Here's my photo. Sorry to leave you hanging so long, Becky, but I've been sick all week. This photo has a goofy expression, but it was the only one that looked halfway normal and not like I was ill.


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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    No, my jersey will not come. They ran out of my size, and I am so* bummed.

    Here's my photo. Sorry to leave you hanging so long, Becky, but I've been sick all week. This photo has a goofy expression, but it was the only one that looked halfway normal and not like I was ill.

    I must say this, the pic was well worth the wait! Pleased to officially meet ya and now I can say hey if I ever ride by ya!
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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    No, my jersey will not come. They ran out of my size, and I am so* bummed.

    Here's my photo. Sorry to leave you hanging so long, Becky, but I've been sick all week. This photo has a goofy expression, but it was the only one that looked halfway normal and not like I was ill.


    Matching bike and jersey, very nice!
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    I hope you're feeling better... That's a nice pic, and I LOVE the jersey!

    I normally wear size 4x, so I've got some serious doubts as to whether 4x jerseys (the largest I've found) will fit me. I may have to keep wearing regular clothes for a while.

    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    No, my jersey will not come. They ran out of my size, and I am so* bummed.

    Here's my photo. Sorry to leave you hanging so long, Becky, but I've been sick all week. This photo has a goofy expression, but it was the only one that looked halfway normal and not like I was ill.

    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Nice to finally put a face to the name, Solveg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caincando1 View Post
    Matching bike and jersey, very nice!
    Not intentionally! I ride an aqua, a blue, and a red bike, so I never match! This is my smallest jersey, and I wanted to support all the guys who wore tight jerseys. I'm trying to shrink into this one better.

    Becky: I'll keep this jersey when I shrink out of it and save it for you.... It's probably a roomy women's 16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    No, my jersey will not come. They ran out of my size, and I am so* bummed.

    Here's my photo. Sorry to leave you hanging so long, Becky, but I've been sick all week. This photo has a goofy expression, but it was the only one that looked halfway normal and not like I was ill.

    (bows) Ms. Solveg, how do you do? I am very pleased to meet you.

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    solveg, it looks as if your jersey fits perfectly, actually. It does match your bike nicely, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    solveg, it looks as if your jersey fits perfectly, actually. It does match your bike nicely, though.

    East Hill
    East Hill, I have a question. I can't see if there's a ring on solveg's finger. I - I think she'd cute. You know where this is going.

    Please keep this a secret between us. It would be embarrassing to have the whole world know I thought she was pretty.

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    Hey! That's a much* better reaction than having Roadies come steal my photo to post as a joke!

    Yup, I'm single. But I'm also old! I'll be 47 next month.

    East Hill... These jerseys are funny. I knew someone would say it was a good fit, but I won't feel comfortable in it for a while. I think it's just getting used to the whole bike clothes thing that throws us. The whole concept of tight clothes has such negative connotations when you're heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    East Hill, I have a question. I can't see if there's a ring on solveg's finger. I - I think she'd cute. You know where this is going.

    Please keep this a secret between us. It would be embarrassing to have the whole world know I thought she was pretty.
    Darn! I don't think it's a secret any longer .

    solveg, you are not alone in that feeling. Even at what is a 'normal' weight, I feel that jerseys are quite uncomfortably tight. I just had to get used to it. It certainly doesn't help when other members of the cycling community say disparaging things about fellow cyclists (as in the Road Cycling thread). I believe it's important to feel that everyone is part of the cycling community, and treats other cyclists with dignity. It doesn't always happen that way, even here at Bike Forums. That's why some forums are simply better to go visit than others. C & V, General Cycling, C/A--that's where people are generally courteous, and genuinely interested in others.

    Oh, and 47 is not old! Mature, sensible, etc., but not old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    Hey! That's a much* better reaction than having Roadies come steal my photo to post as a joke!

    Yup, I'm single. But I'm also old! I'll be 47 next month.

    East Hill... These jerseys are funny. I knew someone would say it was a good fit, but I won't feel comfortable in it for a while. I think it's just getting used to the whole bike clothes thing that throws us. The whole concept of tight clothes has such negative connotations when you're heavy.
    Old is one of the few things that are actually relative, and it's 20 years older then what you are! If you 20, then 40 is old, if your 40 then 60 is old, if your 60 then 80 is old, if your 80, then 100 is old, it breaks down at 100 though, because, then, face it, you are old

    Mind you, it also depends on how you act, a spry and active 80 year old, who can still bike UP the 5% grade on heart attack ridge, without dropping below 12MPH, and breathing hard, isn't as old as a 40 year old, who can barely waddle from couch to fridge and back without being out of breath.

    BTW 47 isn't old, I just turned 46, and I feel better now then when I was 36, even after last years big bike crash, and working hard labour the last 4 months. Knees are not in the greatest shape, but then my mom got hers replaced last year, so that's partly heredity, and she is 84! She trots along better now, then she did 10 years ago!

    Looking at your photo, you don't look old, and you don't look fat either.

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    Darn! I don't think it's a secret any longer .

    solveg, you are not alone in that feeling. Even at what is a 'normal' weight, I feel that jerseys are quite uncomfortably tight. I just had to get used to it. It certainly doesn't help when other members of the cycling community say disparaging things about fellow cyclists (as in the Road Cycling thread). I believe it's important to feel that everyone is part of the cycling community, and treats other cyclists with dignity. It doesn't always happen that way, even here at Bike Forums. That's why some forums are simply better to go visit than others. C & V, General Cycling, C/A--that's where people are generally courteous, and genuinely interested in others.

    NOT THIS!:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=326114

    Oh, and 47 is not old! Mature, sensible, etc., but not old.

    East Hill
    I'm 41, so I agree with you about the meaning of "old."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
    BTW 47 isn't old, I just turned 46, and I feel better now then when I was 36,
    And when will we see your photo in here, Wogsterca?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
    Old is one of the few things that are actually relative, and it's 20 years older then what you are! If you 20, then 40 is old, if your 40 then 60 is old, if your 60 then 80 is old, if your 80, then 100 is old, it breaks down at 100 though, because, then, face it, you are old

    Mind you, it also depends on how you act, a spry and active 80 year old, who can still bike UP the 5% grade on heart attack ridge, without dropping below 12MPH, and breathing hard, isn't as old as a 40 year old, who can barely waddle from couch to fridge and back without being out of breath.

    BTW 47 isn't old, I just turned 46, and I feel better now then when I was 36, even after last years big bike crash, and working hard labour the last 4 months. Knees are not in the greatest shape, but then my mom got hers replaced last year, so that's partly heredity, and she is 84! She trots along better now, then she did 10 years ago!

    Looking at your photo, you don't look old, and you don't look fat either.
    I've had that exact same thought about the 20 years. I think it has something to do with how old our parents are. I have a wide range of ages in my friends, from 30- to 60's and I always feel exactly* the same age as they are. When I'm with my parents or grandmothers, though, I feel like a kid! And, of course, my 91 year old grandma used to complain about the "old people" where she lived, but she's been doing that less and less as the years go by....

    Oh, I'm fat alright. I'll have to upload another photo. I weigh 213, and I should be about 140. And I've already lost over 30 lbs. That's about 100 lbs of weight loss by the time I'm done. If I don't look fat, it's because of the magical skort I'm wearing. It's kinda like an italian girl's kilt! The wierd thing is that, even though I've lost 30 lbs, noone notices! I* can't really even tell the difference, except I've gone down a size and my clothes fit better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    That's why some forums are simply better to go visit than others. C & V, General Cycling, C/A--that's where people are generally courteous, and genuinely interested in others.

    NOT THIS!:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=326114

    LOL! I've been reading that. Makes me want to make a fixie just so I can post over there and ruin all their fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    Becky: I'll keep this jersey when I shrink out of it and save it for you.... It's probably a roomy women's 16.
    LOL... Could be a while! When I last wore a 16, I was 14 years old and weighed about 160, which is the low end of "ideal" for my height and frame! (I was about 1"-2" shorter at 14) I may get there again, but I'm not holding my breath! My first goal is to get under 200 (last seen at 16 years old, size 18-20), then to see where between 150-200 I feel best.

    Thanks for thinking of me, though.
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    LOL... Could be a while! When I last wore a 16, I was 14 years old and weighed about 160, which is the low end of "ideal" for my height and frame! (I was about 1"-2" shorter at 14) I may get there again, but I'm not holding my breath! My first goal is to get under 200 (last seen at 16 years old, size 18-20), then to see where between 150-200 I feel best.

    Thanks for thinking of me, though.
    Hi Becky,

    I also was over 200 pounds in high school, 23 years ago. I was about 240 at graduation. I'm 243 now. So you can go home again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Hi Becky,

    I also was over 200 pounds in high school, 23 years ago. I was about 240 at graduation. I'm 243 now. So you can go home again.
    Yeah, I know I can get back to my high school weight, but I'm not sure I can get to my 14 year old weight.. or that I want to!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    And when will we see your photo in here, Wogsterca?
    You probably wont, at least in the near term. There just are no photos of me with bike, yet......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
    You probably wont, at least in the near term. There just are no photos of me with bike, yet......
    They don't have to be on a bike? But we're patient if you don't want to post yet.
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    40 something, 230 pounds, 6'2" and out of shape (how'd I get here??? )

    I used to ride quite a bit, my daily commute used to be 15 miles to work (with option to take public transit on nasty days, or when the legs just weren't up to it). Things happened, was off the bike for over 5 years. At my best I could hang with the 'big dogs' back then, and was 185 pounds.

    Now dreadfully out of shape and wondering how the hills got so steep! Just got back into cycling at the beginning of this year.

    Pic of my latest bike. Freshly built up and already has 75 miles on it from this past weekend.


    I also have a surly lht in my stable, and a soma groove (which I swapped out some of the components from my old cannondale mtb, which was ridden almost to death)

    Its good (if a bit painful) to get back riding again. Hopefully the hills will flatten out sometime in the near future.

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    Which bike do you like to ride the most? You have great bikes...

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